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Coelophysis Cope 1889 (coelophysoid)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 38520

Synonyms: Megapnosaurus Ivie et al. 2001 (no. 101006), Podokesaurus Talbot 1911 (no. 38521), Rioarribasaurus Hunt and Lucas 1991 [objective synonym] (no. 66650)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1889. On a new genus of Triassic Dinosauria. The American Naturalist 23:626

Parent taxon: Coelophysidae according to R. N. Martinez and C. Apaldetti 2017

Sister taxa: Camposaurus, Coelophysinae, Halticosaurinae, Lepidus, Lucianovenator, Panguraptor, Powellvenator, Procompsognathinae

Subtaxa: Coelophysis bauri, Coelophysis kayentakatae, Coelophysis rhodesiensis, Podokesaurus holyokensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore